News From the Art Room
March 2nd - 6th
Sketchbook Challenge - Video Edition!
Inspired by this I am challenging all iPad holders to try their hand at making a video of some sort. Play around with your camera and with iMovie (available for free via Self-Service). If you'd like to share your video upload it to Google Drive and share it with me (with firstname.lastname@example.org) and I can post it to our YouTube page!
Need some inspiration? Check out this montage of 4th grade Time-Lapse videos!
Pinch Pots & Glazing
Once our pinch pots were finished students spent a day glazing them. Our pinch pots are currently sitting at a cozy 181 degrees F in the kiln where they'll stay to fire all weekend. Look for these beauties to come home next week!
Block Letters and Clay
Next week the students will be scoring and slipping their letters onto a clay tile and will be adding designs to both their tile and their letters. Once fired, the students will be painting their tiles and sealing them with a shiny, clear finish. This is an exciting time in art class for the 2nd graders.
Keep an eye out for their 3D paintings that will be coming home in the next few days--these turned out awesomely and I can't wait to get more of them up out in our hallway here!
Pinch-Pots to Clay Creatures
The first batch of these clay projects are drying out in the kiln as this is being written. Next week the students will begin the process of bringing their clay to life through the addition of color.
Self-Portraits and Murals
While this is going on students are also finishing up their self-portraits by filling in their negative space with different patterns and designs. Students looked at a handful of time-lapse videos before creating their own time-lapse videos of their drawings being done. Students who finish making their time-lapse videos (*cough* sketchbook challenge this week *cough*) can upload them to their digital portfolios and share them with Mr. Stanley. I'll post them to our YouTube page!
Masks, Masks, and More Masks
Next week the 5th graders will have a big decision to make: do they want to paint a ceiling-tile to hang up in the school and add to our "permanent collection" or do they want to begin working on a clay piece to take home for themselves? Unfortunately with our short school year (Mr. Stanley is a big fan of year-round school) there won't be time to finish both before 4th quarter begins.